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Round Lodge

Myddfai, West Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
2 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique 16th-century cottage with original country decor
  • Completely rural location, half a mile from the neighbouring property
  • No TV or Wi-Fi for a complete escape to the country
Property code: BN309

Utterly unique property, perfect for eco-friendly guests looking to completely unwind in rural Wales. Warming wood burner and generous outdoor space for winter and summer.

Set in the remote green countryside of West Wales near Myddfai (1.5 miles), at the western gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park, this dog-friendly property sleeps six guests. As the former gamekeeper’s cottage to LLwynywormwood House in Llandovery (3 miles), this holiday hideaway is packed with period features - it’s the place to switch off from modern distractions and recharge in the surroundings of nature. You’ll find a pub and a shop within reach (3 miles), and a Wednesday farmers’ market in Myddfai.

Head up a rugged forest track, and enter this charmingly round 16th-century stone cottage where country-style interiors, and plush furnishings enhance the ancient walls. Switch on Victorian gas lighting and unwind in the cosy living room where there’s no TV or Wi-Fi, so your family can step back in time and enjoy the timeless art of conversation. Sink into easy sofas by the toasty wood burner, and dine on delicious home-cooked meals. Enjoy morning coffees in the conservatory where you can look out and spot a variety of feathered friends. Clamber up cottage-style stairs to find the four pretty bedrooms. Outside, you’ll find a large lawned garden (note: steep drop into a lower field), and dine alfresco on warm evening.

You’re perfectly placed to explore the delights of the Brecon Beacons and verdant Carmarthenshire. Hop on your mountain bike or don walking boots, and head out to explore this magical region. Enjoy a wildlife walk along the River Towry (2 miles) with your best friend by your side. Enjoy good pub food in the pretty market town of Llandovery, where you can hop on the Heart of Wales train route which runs alongside a new long-distance walking trail, passing through dramatic mountain scenery, forests, meadows, villages and riverside, through Shropshire, Powys, Carmarthenshire and Swansea.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 2 singles
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with WC and shower, 1 with bath and WC
  • Gas cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Underfloor heating in lounge
  • Electricity generated on-site
  • Private water supply
  • Wood burner
  • CD/Radio
  • No mobile reception
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • 2 dogs welcome (ground floor only)
  • Storage for bikes
  • Accessed along a forest track – unsuitable for low cars
  • Steep drop in rear garden
  • Sloped and low ceilings in first-floor bedrooms
  • Pub and shop 3 miles
  • Please be aware the rear garden wall has a steep drop

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Anne 24th July 2021

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The cottage was lovely- spacious and pleasant with period furniture and details, lots of history and background info from the owner when you arrive, we didnt miss the lack of tv or internet and all had good phone signal- the track up to the cottage is narrow and bumpy but the owner was filling some of the dips in. Beautifully quiet and peaceful if Read moreyou want to get away from it all but make sure you plan your meals etc first as its a bit of a trek into Llandovery for odd bits ! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Hobday September 2020

Round Lodge is the perfect place to get away from a busy world in genuinely unique property that is off the beaten track in a beautiful setting. Cozy, quirky, human. No Wi-fi and some of the conveniences are not modern. But a home from home where you can relax and enjoy a mix of hill walking and games by the log fire.

Reviewed by Mr Holsgrove August 2020

The cottage and location was beautiful. Cottage owner was knowledgeable and friendly but generally left us to ourselves which was great. It was so nice I want to move there!

Reviewed by Mrs Dale July 2020

Very warm and cosy in a quiet location.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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